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Steps to move your life forward - Week 2

2019-02-10

Step #2 in Moving Your Life Forward is - Contentment

(1 Timothy 6:6 NIV) godliness with contentment is great gain."


Signs of Discontentment–

  • Quick to compare (condemn) rather than celebrate other people’s progress.
  • Everything is a competition
  • Life is an emotional rollercoaster
  • Never enough
  • You flow better in negative conversations
  • You try hard to impress people
  • It’s common for you to be ungrateful
  • You feel better about yourself when identify weaknesses in others
  • You try to rescue everyone

Signs of Contentment–

  • You are quicker to compliment rather than criticize
  • You celebrate others’ success
  • You are confident with where you are and what you have
  • You are a generous giver
  • You are comfortable learning
  • You listen well
  • You are thankful
  • You show interest in others
  • You have meaningful real relationships
  • Content people are happy with their life.

We need both Vision to move forward and contentment
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A key to contentment is to CELEBRATE what you have and refuse to COMPLAIN about what you don’t have.

(Numbers 11:4 MB) The riffraff among the people had a craving and soon they had the people of Israel whining, “Why can’t we have meat? We ate fish in Egypt - and got it free! - to say nothing of the cucumbers and melons, the leeks and onions and garlic. But nothing tastes good out here; all we get is manna, manna, manna. Manna was a reedlike substance with a shiny appearance like resin. The people went around collecting it and ground it between stones or pounded it fine in a mortar. Then they boiled it in a pot and shaped it into cakes. It tasted like a delicacy cooked in olive oil.  When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna was right there with it.

Contentment is NOT complacency

(Philippians 4:11) I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Definition of contentment: Being independent of circumstances around us, and dependent on Jesus within us.

Key to Moving Life Forward- is to be CONTENT with the small gains in the right direction.

What are the small gains that you can do right now that can move your life forward to the vision that is on your paperwork?

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